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Focus on Scale Up, Not Start-up

Economic Gardening is a term for a 30+-year-old school of thought that began in Littleton Colorado, where cities focus not on bringing in the big employers (LBNL, VF, Target, etc.) but instead provide a suite of service that support small and mid-sized…

Thinking about the environement….

Couldn’t pass up quoting my favorite astrophysicist talking about transportation: Odd that drivers of fuel efficient cars often get more green-praise than those who chose to live where they can walk to work. — Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) November 16,…

Housing affordability in the Bay Area

A good overview of housing issues, San Francisco focused, but worthwhile. One note, Alameda also has inclusionary housing requirements, but our city requires 15% affordable units. Why is housing so expensive, and what are we doing about it? And what…

The Dancing Traffic Light – YouTube

Perfect distraction for a Friday. While it’s a car ad, it’s also a great sociological piece on human behavior. <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”//www.youtube.com/embed/SB_0vRnkeOk” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen> What does this tell us about traffic light design? That giving people 4 seconds to…